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Like a winter catch-up phone call?

As winter is almost here, and with it the cold weather and icy pavements, it may be tricky to get out and about as much as usual. If this is the case – either for you or someone you know – do feel free to book a regular chat over the phone with one of our volunteer team. Call now on 01903 235782 or drop us an email

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Odd job Wednesdays

The wonderful Jacqui is now available on a Wednesday if you need any help with little odd jobs.

Jacqui will be available to help with things like changing light bulbs and batteries, retuning TVs, fixing dripping taps, sorting out broken shelves/cupboard doors etc.

Unfortunately, she will be unable to help with more time-consuming tasks like tip runs, gardening or cleaning.

To discuss your odd jobs, give us a call at the office on 01903 235782.

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Need help with a PIP application or benefits form?

If you need help with a PIP or benefits application, we can help. Jackie, a member of the SSW team (you can read about her here), has lots of experience of completing PIP applications and benefit forms, and would be delighted to help you too.

All you need to do, in the first instance, is contact the SSW office by emailing info@sswcharity.org.uk or calling us on 01903 235782.

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Book a tech advice session

We are starting tech appointments on Monday afternoons. This is to give members an opportunity to book a face to face meeting with Ali, our tech adviser. We’re offering both individual or group bookings.

Ali can help you get to grips with the tech that you have and help you get the best out of its accessibility settings. She can also continue to support you afterwards as you learn about your tech device or other piece of equipment.

Here’s some of the ways Ali and the tech support service can help you:

  • Demonstrate new devices
  • Troubleshoot
  • Set up equipment
  • Lending service
  • Discuss appropriate add ons and upgrades

Ali can help with various devices and pieces of tech equipment including

  • iPhone/Android phones
  • computers
  • laptops
  • tablets
  • smart devices
  • low tech such as lights and magnifiers

Plus anything else tech related you might need!

To book your slot, call the Centre on 01903 235782 or email  info@sswcharity.org.uk

Transport to the Centre can be provided if booked in advance.

 

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Now launched: our Sight Tech Scheme

  • Would you like to use email or video call distant family but don’t know where to start?
  • Would you like to try a tablet, laptop or Echo without having to buy?
  • Do you need help using or setting up assistive technology?
  • Do you have a sight impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses?

If so you could be eligible* for our Sight-tech loan scheme! Priority is given to Worthing residents but West Sussex residents are also welcome to apply. Everyone will be helped as much as possible, subject to availability.

Steps:

  1. Discuss your needs and choose a device.
  2. We set you up and support your use for 6 months
  3. Option to buy the discounted device after loaning

For questions and more details, please contact info@sightsupportworthing.org.uk or 01903 235782